Medina’s 1,000 pt. club is an exclusive one

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 2 January 2018 at 6:18 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Jalin Cooper

During a non league game over the holiday break Medina senior Jalin Cooper joined an exclusive group becoming just the eighth player in the history of the Mustangs boys basketball program to reach the 1,000 point career scoring mark.

In scoring 22 vs. St. Paul, Ontario, Cooper upped his four year varsity total to 1,018 to move into seventh place on the Mustangs 1,000 point list which is led by Levi Pace’s 1,280.

Cooper also holds a share of the Mustangs single season scoring mark having tallied 458 last year to earn a share of the record first set by Jim Snyder during the 1888-89 season.

The Mustangs 1,000 point scorers, in order of their point total, is as follows:
1,280 – Levi Pace (2006-07 to 2009-10)
1,220 – Eddie Woods (1991-92 to 1994-95)
1,159 – Kevin Eick (2001-02 to 2003-04)
1,107 – Mark Dennis (1968-69 to 1970-71)
1,038 – Jacob Rosenbeck (2001-02 to 2004-05)
1,030 – Jim Snyder (1986-87 to 1988-89)
1,018 – Jalin Cooper (2014-15 to 2017-18)
1,016 – James Kingsley (1997-98 to 2000-01)

The Medina girls basketball 1,000 point club is even more exclusive as to date it includes only two members, Erin Oveis and Helen King.

Oveis leads the way having scored 1,267 points during the 1992-93 to 1995-96 seasons while King tallied 1,090 during the 1994-95 to 1998-99 seasons.

Current Mustangs junior Je’ne Brown, who last year set a school single season record of 427 points, could well become the next member of that 1,000 point club as she now ranks fifth on the all-time list with 768 points. Last year Brown broke Oveis’ then single season record of 392 points.

The Medina boys squad, which had its non league game at Orchard Park snowed out this evening, will resume defense of its Niagara-Orleans League title at Roy-Hart at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Medina girls will then host the Lady Rams at 6:30 p.m. Friday.